Falklands Day 2022

May, 2022

On Sunday 1 May 2022, the Museum held a ‘Falklands Day’ to mark and remember the events of 1 May 1982 when an RAF Avro Vulcan followed by Sea Harriers from the aircraft carriers Hermes and Invincible, carried out the first attacks on Port Stanley airfield.

Some 300 members of the public attended and the Museum hosted 26 guests including a number of RAF and RN aircrew who took part in air operations during the 74-day war.

Also attending were members of the family of Lt Cdr Gordon Batt DSC who had made the 1 May attack on Port Stanley airfield in the Museum’s Sea Harrier XZ459, to witness a short dedication service of the Sea Harrier to the memory of Lt Cdr Batt who was killed in action later in the war.

For full details of the attendees and more photographs, go to the Falklands Day Event Report.

Photo: David Burleigh

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.